Elixir of Memory and Youth – A Recipe Invented by the Benedictine Monks

The key ingredient to this rejuvenation and memory elixir is lemon balm. This aromatic plant presents antioxidant, immune and antiviral properties, while at the same time embodying a stimulation effect on our central nervous system.

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Elixir for Memory and Youth – Recipe

The scientist of Muslim origin, Avicenna, would talk about the beneficial effects of this herb on the nervous system, noting that this plant “determines the peace and joy of the heart”. Also, nun Hildegrad von Bingen would say that lemon balm presents a calming effect on our nerves, making us laugh deeply, since it functions as a natural relaxant, especially at night, when we are more prone to irregular heart beats.

Later on, the French generated lemon balm as an actual youth and happiness elixir, naming it “lemon balm water”. This concentrate was meant to chase away any negative dispositions, melancholy tendencies and mental weariness.


  • 2-3 tbsp lemon balm tincture;
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 tbsp organic honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil powder


Stir the egg yolks, honey and basil powder into a smooth mixture. Then, add the lemon balm tincture and stir until you obtain a homogeneous paste.

In order to experience the reinvigorating effect of this remedy, you ought to take 1 tbsp in the morning, before eating anything else.

Lemon balm tincture can be found in natural shops, or you can easily prepare it yourself at home. In order to do that, take 20 g of dried herbs or 100 g of fresh plants, put them in a glass jar and add 100 ml of 50% alimentary alcohol. Close it hermetically and leave it to macerate for two weeks, at room’s temperature. After two weeks, strain the obtained liquid and pour it in little dark glass bottles.

Basil powder is obtained through grinding the dried herb using the electrical coffee grinder. Don’t grind more than you need, in order to avoid the oxidation of the basil powder.

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